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The flowers in the sanctuary are given today by Flora Jones as our family celebrates our February birthdays—Noah on the 7th, Jason on the 20th, and Willie’s heavenly on the 27th. Thanks be to God for placing these precious people in my life.

The nursery needs some more volunteers to help on Sundays during worship. If you are interested in volunteering or learning more, please contact Adriana at

This year's Easter Celebration will be Sunday, March 17th after worship in the FSH. Please bring a covered dish. Lunch will be followed by fellowship, Easter crafts, and games.

The United Women in Faith will be holding their annual Call to Prayer and Self Denial program on Saturday, March 16 at 11 am in the FSH. We will have a lunch of soup and cornbread following the meeting. Please plan to join us, all are welcome!

During the month of February, the Summer Shine Circle is sponsoring the collection of these items for: Killingsworth Home:  Postage stamps, copy paper, rolls of quarters (for the ladies to do their laundry) paper goods (of all sorts) hygiene items. The collection location is Mission Corner. Thank you for helping us provide these much needed items.

The Girl Scouts will be selling cookies in the FSH after Worship today and on March 3rd.

JOY Group will meet in Room 106 today at 4 pm.

The Nurture Committee will meet on March 3rd at 3:30 pm in Room 101

There will be no Bible Study on Thursday, February 29th.

Sunday, March 3rd during Young Disciples we will present Bibles to the children.

Movie Night: “The Prince of Egypt” (DreamWorks) Friday, March 8th, at 6:30pm

Come watch the epic story of Moses’s life from slave to Pharaoh’s palace to deliverer as we approach Holy Week! Please sign up. The sign-up sheet is in the FSH.

The JOY group will meet today in Room 106 at 4 pm.   Please join us as we plan the birthday luncheon for our 80+ members. This is a function we all look forward to and would be happy to have your input. If you have questions, please give me a call” Pat Roseborough, 803-920-6548,

Church wide social on March 1,2024 at Oak Grove Community Center from 5:30 to 7:30 pm. Bring your favorite dish to share. Beverages and basics will be provided.

Singing is Praying twice! Please consider joining the choir-we are growing and blossoming and would love to have you sing with us! Rehearsals are 6-7 pm Wednesdays and 10:30 Sunday.

The following items are needed for God’s Helping Hands: apple juice, canned fruit, dry milk, crackers, sugar, small cans with pop tops (for the homeless).

Worship Service for February 25, 2024

                                                                                           Service of Worship                                                                                                            

Platt Springs United Methodist Church

West Columbia, SC

2/25/2024 – 11 A.M.

2nd Sunday in Lent

Becoming the People of God                                                                                                                                                        

Welcome and Announcements                Lay Leader:                        Marguerite Sterling

*Choral Introit                       “We Walk By Faith”                                                   Choir                                                      

*Please stand as Renee Layson brings the light of Christ forward

* Call to Worship                                                                                  Marguerite Sterling

L: Today we step up a little higher on our Lenten Journey.

P: We are moving from contemplation to action.

L: Are you ready to take the next step?

P: Yes, we are ready. The cross is before us.

L: Come, walk together on this journey to the Cross.

P: Lord, prepare our hearts and our spirits for this next step. AMEN.

*Hymn                                     “Where He Leads Me”                                     UMH #338

Old Testament Reading                  Genesis 17: 1-7, 15-16                        Grace Harper

Pastoral Prayer           (Followed by the Lord’s Prayer)

Young Disciples

*Affirmation of Faith       “The Apostle Creed”                                             UMH #881                                  

*Gloria Patri              “Glory Be To the Father”                                                        # 70                                  

Worshipping God with Our Tithes & Offering

*Doxology                “Praise God, from Whom All Blessings Flow”                          # 95                  

*Gospel Reading                                                                                         Mark 8: 31-38                                                                    

Sermon:                                  “Bearing the Cross”                                    Pastor Debbie

*Closing Hymn                    “Take Up Thy Cross”                                          UMH #415

*Benediction: The step of discipleship requires commitment and faith. Go now in peace, bringing the good news of Jesus’ love to all people. Do not be afraid. God is with you. AMEN.

*Postlude (* We invite you to stand and participate when able)

Prayer List February 25, 2024

Please pray for all of our healthcare workers and first

responders and everyone who has been affected by COVID-19.


Rick and Deree Stobaugh

David Brantley

JC Hyatt

Buck Jones

James Ward

Debra Horton

Carole Eubanks

Frank Basnett

Laura Hooper

Nursing Homes/Assisted Living

Lorine Crapps

Carol Crowninshield

Paul Mullins, Debbie Summers uncle

Bob and Jessie Sargent

Lucy Eden

Rehab Facility

Cay Houck


Ashley Steele

Greta Jackson, friend of Butch Gause

Larry Long, father of Linda Lamb’s daughter-in-law

Kelley Edwards, friend of Sandy Cobia

Corky Dawkins, friend of Bernadette Weston

Stephanie Hook, friend of Linda Lamb

Rachel Hazan, friend of Brenda Gentzler

Kati Salem, granddaughter of Emilie Caraway

Ronnie Hill, friend of Wanda Young

Audrey and Brian Gardner

Audrey Barclay, Susan Basnett’s mother

Holly Stanley, Rebecca Nobbs’ daughter

Timothy White, Roger Kinard’s great nephew

Phil Dennis (Lavonne Roof’s brother)

Alice Haddox, friend of Grace Harper

Gabriel Piccuilla, Wanda Young’s granddaughter

Cheryl Ashley, Bob and Jessie Sargent’s daughter

Praise Reports      

Anne Piercy

Bernadette Weston


Parker Albrecht, Navy

Connor Crouch, Army

Zach Timmons, Marine Reserve

Steven Apgar, Army

Marshall Hannon, Navy

To keep in contact with everyone on our prayer list we're going to clean the names that have been here for several weeks.  If your name, or a loved one's name, has been listed here for three weeks, make sure to give Melody at (803)794-3415 or Grace Harper at  (803) 796-8166 a call so we'll keep them listed.  Thanks and God bless you!

PSUMC: A Great Place to Be.

Phone: 803-794-3415


3215 Platt Springs Road, West Columbia, SC 29170

Office Hours: Mon-Thur 9:00am to 1:00pm

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